Lance Armstrong features on the cover of the new issue of Cycle Sport magazine, out now.
Comeback man Armstrong is the undisputed king of summit finishes, and this year's Tour de France route seems to play into his hands. Cycle Sport takes an in-depth look at the 2009 Tour route and rates the Texan's chances of success.
Plus, the magazine charts the 56 mountain-top finishes that have shaped the Tour de France in its long history - from Alpe d'Huez to Val Louron. And there's the usual mix of features, interviews, exclusive photos and essential info for every fan of professional road racing.
Cycle Sport December 2008 issue is on sale now at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £4.
CYCLE SPORT DECEMBER 2008: FULL CONTENTS LIST
This month in pictures
Our take on the latest news
LETTERS: YOUR SAY
Your views on Nicole Cooke and the late Tour positives
We investigate how Italy's unlikely hero is adjusting to being world champion
WHEELS OF FORTUNE
We follow Brad McGee as he shows us around stage one of next year's Tour in glitzy Monaco
INTERVIEW: NICOLAS ROCHE
CS talks to the Irishman who rode brilliantly at the Vuelta
TECH: SHOP WINDOW
The latest must-have products
GRAHAM WATSON: HE SHOOTS, HE WRITES
Graham tries to unpick some baffling tactics at the Worlds in Varese
The Angliru, Spain, is another fearsome brute for your collection
Tashkent Terror Djamolidine Abdoujaparov spotted in Italy!
A saunter around the Italian lakes with Kurt-Asle Arvesen
Four classic climbs done and dusted in a weekend
What happened to Paris-Tours, Worlds trivia and more
Autumn pro-scene race results
The angriest journo in cycling
Wiebes takes a dominant win for DSM at the Ronde van Drenthe
DSM place four women in a final break of seven to guide the Dutch sprinter to her 13th race win of the season
By Owen Rogers •
'There’s nothing wrong with a bit of help': E-biking up the Great Orme on a father-son Tour of Britain
A product review of the Kinesis LYFE e-bike? A British cycling odyssey? Or perhaps just a complete and utter boondoggle?
By Jonny Long •